Easy DIY Starbucks Drinks ~ No Espresso Machine





I won't lie, I enjoy a Starbucks coffee as much as the next girl.  But it's very hard for me to pay Starbucks prices.  I mostly only buy it when I have free Starbucks money from Ibotta.

So I have taken to making my own coffee concentrate at home in bulk, also known as "cold brew coffee".  A bulk batch makes about 5 small espresso drinks and lasts me a week.  

Here are three of my favorite DIY espresso drinks that I make at home using cold brew coffee. Recipes included. 


AMERICANO 

4 oz. filtered water
4 oz. cold brew coffee
creamer (optional)
sugar (optional)

The Americano is 0 calorie if you leave out cream and sugar.
I do a splash of almond milk and skip the sugar for a very low calorie, low carb drink.




LATTE

4 oz. milk
4 oz. cold brew coffee

The Latte is also very low calorie.  
Unsweetened almond milk will only make it 15 calories.
Sweetened almond milk will make it 30 calories.
Vanilla almond milk will make it 40 calories.


MOCHA LATTE

4 oz. milk
4 oz. cold brew coffee
1-2 Tbs. chocolate syrup

The Mocha Latte can also be made using 4 oz. chocolate milk instead of regular milk.  
Skip the chocolate syrup if using chocolate milk.  
Add a splash of peppermint to make it a Peppermint Mocha.
 As low as 55 calories using Unsweetened almond milk + 1 Tbs. Hershey syrup


Any of these drinks can be made...

ICED, BLENDED, OR HOT

Iced: Just add a handful of ice cubes.
Blended:  Add a handful of ice cubes and then put into blender.
Hot:  Leave out ice cubes and heat over stove on low heat or in microwave.


DON'T WANNA WAIT 24 HOURS?

If you would like an even simpler and faster way to make iced lattes or mochas, check out how you can make "espresso" using instant coffee.  


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4 comments:

June K said...

Thanks for sharing, Jamie. Sounds good.

Jamie Kaufmann said...

You are welcome, June! I'm always happy to hear from you. :)

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing! I love coffee :)

Jamie Kaufmann said...

Lisa, we are in good company, then! :) Thanks for the comment!